Tag: Bipartisan Actions

Forty-One Senators Push to Keep Harmful Environmental Riders Out of Appropriations Bills

The senators warn that anti-environment policy riders inserted by House Republicans could jam up Senate’s ability to pass bipartisan spending bills Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and 38 additional senators today urged Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Vice-Chair Susan

Oregon Delegation Announces Approval of Federal Fishery Disaster Declaration 

The determination will help ocean commercial fishermen in Oregon recover from significant economic losses in 2018, 2019, and 2020 from declining salmon populations.  Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Val Hoyle (OR-04), Andrea Salinas (OR-06), and

Merkley, Cassidy Bill to Address Silent Stillbirth Crisis Unanimously Passes the Senate

Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation by Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Louisiana’s U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. has unanimously passed the Senate. The Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act will help bring down the shockingly high rate of stillbirths and maternal mortality in the United States by opening up more

Merkley, Wyden Announce Major IIJA Funding for Oregon’s Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to make an impact across the nation, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced the allocation of $43 million in federal funding to Oregon’s airports for key infrastructure needs. “Having safe and sustainable airports

Merkley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop Predatory Unsolicited Loans

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would halt the predatory practice of mailing high-interest loans to consumers in the form of “live” checks. When consumers receive these loan checks, many unknowingly

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead Passes Senate Without Objection

Washington, D.C. – Critical, bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to protect Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed salmon and steelhead from extinction has passed the Senate without objection. The entire Northwest Senate delegation, including U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA) and